In 2012, on the plains of Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.
|Sadi in the cucumbers|
We had little black bugs and aphids in the greenhouse a month or two
|Pickle jar processing|
Some of our other veggies, like the zucchini, do not get the same manic attention. Most of the zucchini goes in the dogs' food so we aren't that concerned about size. You zucchini lovers out there are probably screaming "what?" but, yes, most of it goes to the dogs.
|Giant and normal zucchini|
Like tonight we had grilled veggies which is about our favorite on Tortuga. If you haven't purchased a grill pan for vegetables, you really should. Tonight we had zucchini, yellow squash, onions, bell peppers, kohlrabi, and patti pan (the patti pan and yellow squash from our neighbors and the rest from our garden). Cut the vegetables in chunks or thick slices, toss in a bowl with olive oil and lemon pepper and grill on the barbecue for about 45 minutes. Sooooo good.
The monsoons continue. The wind is the killer. We've lost about 30% of the cayenne pepper plants to the
|Monsoons mean mud|
|Butternut Squash Plants|
And we now have a Tortuga Flats Farm Facebook page. Please drop in and "like" us!